Tuesday 22 December 2015


What is Irony?
Irony is a device which speakers or writers use to point to a contrast between what is stated and what is really meant; or between what is expected to happen and what actually does happen. 

Types of Irony 
There are two basic kinds of irony. 
They are: 
  • Irony of situation- This is evident when events turn out to be different from what is expected.   
 E.G. A person who claims to be a vegetarian and avoids meat, will eat a slice of pepperoni pizza because they are hungry. 

  • Verbal irony- Verbal irony refers to a statement in which the implied meaning intended by the speaker or writer differs from what is overtly expressed. 
E.G. The bed is as comfortable as lying on nails. 


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